Get ready for ‘Break for the Border’
BREAK FOR THE BORDER is back and bigger and better than ever.
On Friday last, local European Athletics Champion, Molly Scott launched the second annual Break for the Border - Carlow to Wicklow 10km and 5km race.
This year’s race is on September 24 at 11.00am.
Commencing at the community center in Hacketstown, all participants will head towards Tinahely and cross the border from Carlow to Wicklow.
Molly Scott, one of Ireland’s finest young athletes is delighted once again to join the Break for the Border team as the race starts in her locality and she spent her early years running with Hacketstown Athletics Club.
This summer, Molly competed in the European Junior Championships in Groseto, Italy where she made the semi-final of the women’s 100m hurdles, a great achievement after an early season injury hampered training. She went on to run as part of an Irish Junior team in the 4x1 relay at the Lausanne Diamond League where Ireland broke the national record. Molly will commence training for the World Juniors in Finland towards the end of next year.
St Joseph’s NS Principal, Doireann Hester comments, “As the new principal of St Joseph’s NS, I have been overwhelemed by the generosity and response from local people and local business.
“We are delighted so many clubs and companies from the surrounding areas are attending the event,” she said.
Organisers guarantee a professional timed and chipped event including supervised car park, bag drop, pre warm-up, water/refreshment stations, music throughout the race, all the homemade sandwiches and buns you can eat, a warm welcome and most importantly bling.
This year the event will have the added bonus of pacers to help and support runners make a personal best.
Customised Break for the Border medals will be presented to the first 250 registered participants across the line.
Check out our Facebook page “Break for the Border – Carlow to Wicklow 10km & 5km” to see the medals and the find out more about the race. All funds raised from the event will go towards equipment for over 140 local children attending the school.
We will also be joined by members of Adrenaline Running Club, Stonyford Running Club, Tinahely Tri Club, Paul Healy Fitness, St Laurence O’Tooles Athletics Club, Clonmore GAA, Rathvilly GAA, Knockananna GAA, Tullow Athletics and GAA, Baltinglass Fitness, Hacketstown Athletics and many more on September 24.
Molly Scott and St Joseph’s NS Principal Doireann Hester.